Mexican Independence Day: Seven Restaurants That Will Take You On A Culinary Journey to Mexico

by BTM

Wed, 14 September 2022

Mexico’s founding day is around the corner on the 16th of September, and we know just how you can celebrate this joyous day right here in the Kingdom! No matter how many miles there may be between our countries, let these restaurants bring you to the heart of Mexico with their delicious dishes and authentic atmospheres.


Cantina Kahlo

Located in the Seef area and part of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Cantina Kahlo is a truly vibrant restaurant that prides itself on serving authentic Mexican cuisine. Known for its colourful interior channelling Mexico’s thriving art scene as well as its rich culinary tradition, Cantina Kahlo serves classic street food favourites such as tacos and tamales, as well as grilled meats and seafood with a mouth-watering burst of flavour. You’d be hard-pressed to miss out on their churros, too! Featuring a Mariachi band every week as well as a great variety of innovative cocktails, Cantina Kahlo is a restaurant that needs to be on your radar.

For more information, see: Cantina Kahlo


Señor pacos

The name we’ve all heard, the place that has been a staple Mexican restaurant in Bahrain for so many decades, and a perfect location to commemorate the spirit of Mexico on its special day. With a reputation for having great service, a swinging party atmosphere and street food to die for, Señor Pacos is the place to be on Mexican Independence Day.

For more information, see: Señor Pacos



In the thrumming heart of Adliya, Calexico has made its name as being an authentic Mexican restaurant with a modern twist. The origins of Calexico are, as is suggested by the name, the border where California and Mexico meet and culture and cuisine melt together, but the restaurant itself was first established in New York. So, from NYC to Adliya, Calexico presents a perfect place for you to celebrate Mexican independence with its hybrid cuisine, great drinks and hip atmosphere.

For more information, see: Calexico


Casa Mexicana

Another familiar name amongst locals, Casa Mexicana is a favourite location for all kinds of celebrations. With its cosy environment, friendly service and delicious food, you are sure to be transported to a quaint casa en Mexico with this restaurant’s homely vibe.

For more information, see: Casa Mexicana



Is it really a true taco experience if you’re not eating it on the side of the street by a food truck? Well, some may beg to differ, but there’s just something special about it, and it’s certainly reminiscent of the street food scene in Mexico. Don’t let the experience slip away, and enjoy great tacos the way they were intended to be eaten in Mexico itself!

For more information, see: Comalito


Burrito Loco

Burritos are one of Mexico’s most beloved foods, essentially an entire meal wrapped in a tortilla, what more could you ask for? Packed with flavour, fresh herbs and the zing of hot chilli, this comfort food easily captures the essence of Mexico and its cuisine. In addition to incredible food, Burrito Loco has a fresh atmosphere, perfect to bring a group of friends to celebrate the Mexican Day of Independence.

For more information, see: Burrito Loco


El Gringo

A restaurant full of character, the flavours you’ll find at this eatery are enough to match the bold interior design and thrill every one of your senses. Paying an ode to designs depicted during El Dia de Los Muertos, one of Mexico’s biggest annual festivals, the decorative skull insignia is certainly a memorable one. At El Gringo, you will enjoy innovative culinary techniques that put give classic Mexican cuisine and drinks a sense of novelty.

For more information, see: El Gringo

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